Rover

  • 27-liter V-12 Rover SD1

    According to Fifth Gear, the owner of this monstrous 1981 Rover SD1 was looking for a project that he could work on for a long time, and that would be a challenge. Fitting a 27-liter V-12 to British-Leyland's most extroverted sedan certainly has no shortage of challenges. The engine produces around 650 horsepower and 1,550 pound-feet of torque, and originally drove a tank. It's derived from the legendary Rolls-Royce Merlin engine that powered the P-51 Mustang and Supermarine Spitfire World War II fighter planes. While the engine itself was basically scrap, its operation is still a matter of...

  • MG TF LE500
    Report: MG Planning Three New Models

    A few years back there was a flood of news about MG planning a raft of new models together with its Chinese parent company Shanghai Automotive (SAIC). However, since the release of the rejuvenated TF LE500 roadster, MG has largely fell off the radar. We now have some breaking news on MG, with...

  • MG expanding lineup with three new models
    MG expanding lineup with three new models

    The limited-edition TF is already on sale in the UK, and over 80% of the 500-car production run is sold out. The TF is just the beginning of the Chinese owner's plans for the brand, however. Starting in 2010, the SAIC-owned MG will begin building a range of new cars, with the first to be a mid-size...

  • MG's TF roadster canceled for North America
    MG's TF roadster canceled for North America

    Excitement over the revival of the long-dormant MG brand of sports cars has been cyclically built-up and dashed as the Chinese ownership, Nanjing Automobile Corporation, has repeatedly hit delays in the process. Now the word was come from company officials that the TF roadster won't be making it to...

  • Carroll Shelby's first race car to hit the auction block
    Carroll Shelby's first race car to hit the auction block

    Barrett-Jackson's series of collector and classic car auctions is unparalleled in its prolific purveyance of prized automobilia. Long-time fans of Carroll Shelby's particular brand of motoring, the event's organizers have announced that they will be offering Shelby's first-ever race car, an MG TC...

  • MG TF production finally restarts in UK
    MG TF production finally restarts in UK

    Update: Following a number of false starts and several niggling quality issues, new owners of the MG label, China’s Nanjing Auto, have finally restarted production of the MG TF roadster at the company’s Longbridge plant in the UK – three and a half years after the factory closed...

  • Nanjing reveals MG TF 'LE500' pricing ahead of September launch

    Updated: With deliveries of the new MG TF Limited Edition in the UK due to commence in September, Nanjing-MG today confirmed the price of the revamped sports car will start at £16,399 ($32,610). Only one model will be available, powered by a 1.8L 136hp (101kW) four-cylinder engine. It also features a body colored hardtop, leather seats, parking sensors and new ‘LE500’ badging. Original: Despite the harried road to production of the MG TF roadster, which has suffered from a number of false starts and several niggling quality issues, new owners of the MG label, China’s...

  • MG TF reborn and on sale by 2010
    MG TF reborn and on sale by 2010

    Despite the harried road to production of the MG TF roadster - at times hindered by quality control, at others by legal hurdles - it seems the iconic car will be making a triumphant comeback under the leadership of the Chinese. The existing TF, with its outdated looks, has been vastly surpassed by...

  • Shanghai Auto to re-open Longbridge on August 1
    Shanghai Auto to re-open Longbridge on August 1

    Shanghai Auto, the Chinese company that bought the rights to MG Rover last December, has revealed plans to resume production of MG and Rover models at the traditional home of MG Rover in Longbridge. Traditionalists will be pleased to know that the cars will be manufactured as they previously were...

  • MG TF could be scrapped for good
    MG TF could be scrapped for good

    After briefly rekindling production of the MG TF roadster at the carmaker’s Longbridge plant in May of last year, new owner Shanghai Automotive (SAIC) quickly stalled operations because of quality issues with some of the components it had bought from the bankrupt MG Rover. Now it appears...

  • SAIC-Nanjing acquires European rights to MG name
    SAIC-Nanjing acquires European rights to MG name

    Chinese automaker Nanjing purchased much of the MG brand while then-rival SAIC took ownership of other names under the MG umbrella, including several Rover models. Not included in either deal, however, were rights to distribute under the MG trademark in Europe. That has been rectified, however, for...

  • MG finally brought back to the road
    MG finally brought back to the road

    Months after its partner SAIC launched the nearly identical Roewe 750, Chinese automaker Nanjing Auto has officially launched its own MG7. Based on the original British built MG ZT, the new Chinese version comes with a choice of two new engines. The first is a turbocharged 1.8L unit producing...

  • MG sales start again next month

    The first MG cars manufactured under the ownership of Nanjing Auto will go on sale in China next month starting at a price of £11,500 (US$23,000). The first model will be the new MG7, which will be officially launched through 50 dealers across the country next month. The lineup includes three different 1.8L versions with varying specifications and a 2.5L LWB range-topper. Nanjing has already received 3,200 firm orders for the car following a cross-country promotion back in July. Most who saw the car did not recognize the brand but one official told Reuters that after people test-drove it...

  • Spy Shots: 2008 MG3
    Spy Shots: 2008 MG3

    MG under the guidance of China’s Nanjing has developed a new hatchback model based on the original Rover 25 that was sold up until 2005. When MG and Rover were split, Nanjing Auto managed to scoop up the tooling for the car and as evidenced by these latest spy shots a new MG3 has already...

  • SAIC and Nanjing to form partnership
    SAIC and Nanjing to form partnership

    Two of China’s biggest carmakers may work together on future projects if plans for a partnership go through. Nanjing and SAIC have signed a letter of intent, which basically means they’ll explore avenues to build cars together, share technologies, or even provide marketing and...

  • MG and Rover may rejoin with help from Chinese govt
    MG and Rover may rejoin with help from Chinese govt

    The owners of MG and Rover, the Nanjing and Shanghai auto corporations, are reported to be in talks over a possible deal to create a new MG-Rover group based in China. The deal is said to be backed by the Chinese government, which is hoping to increase the number of export vehicles. Shanghai Auto...

  • Nanjing Auto considers production of the MG7 Coupe
    Nanjing Auto considers production of the MG7 Coupe

    Back in 2004, MG-Rover released a coupe concept based on the Rover 75 sedan but the prototype quickly disappeared when MG-Rover was split up and sold off. Fast forward to today, and UK’s Car Magazine is reporting that China’s Nanjing Auto, the new owners to the rights of MG, is...

  • MG Rover restarts production in the UK
    MG Rover restarts production in the UK

    MG Rover has officially started production at its Longbridge plant in the UK today under the guidance of its new owner, China’s Nanjing Auto. Despite this major breakthrough in reviving the old label, many pundits still have their doubts surrounding the long-term viability of the project on...

  • Longbridge factory to reopen on May 29

    MG branded cars will once again roll off the production line in Longbridge, ending the two year production halt after the collapse of MG Rover. Chinese company Nanjing Auto will begin building MG TF convertibles at the plant on May 29, with cars expected to be sold in the UK, as well as Germany and Australia, reports Reuters. According to one senior Nanjing exec most TFs will be sold outside China initially, but the company hopes that brand-building in its home country will improve sales. Chinese buyers are keen to drive imported models and are increasingly buying more luxury cars. Nanjing is...

  • China’s Roewe arriving in Europe by next year
    China’s Roewe arriving in Europe by next year

    China’s Roewe label, a division of the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC), is reported to be launching across Europe as early as next year. The Chinese brand will be initially offering two sedan models based on licensed designs from British marque Rover, which will be sold through a...

  • Nanjing confirms development of new MG sports car
    Nanjing confirms development of new MG sports car

    Nanjing Auto is set to recommence production of MG branded cars in the UK with the first MG TFs scheduled to roll off the line at its plant in Longbridge, near Birmingham, by late May or early June. The Chinese carmaker has already started building the roadsters at its home in the eastern city of...

  • MG production officially starts in Nanjing
    MG production officially starts in Nanjing

    China’s Nanjing Auto has officially started production of MG cars at its hometown this week after purchasing the rights to the MG Rover brand almost two years ago. Nanjing is China’s oldest carmaker, and the company has just launched a $362 million facility in the eastern city of...

  • Riley and MG sports could make a return

    Now that TVR has packed up and left shop, Blackpool’s struggling auto industry may see a savior in the return of two of the most famous names in British motoring. A proposal is currently under negotiation that would see the production of MG and Riley sports cars start up in a new factory in...

  • US built MGs on-track despite CEO bailing
    US built MGs on-track despite CEO bailing

    Oklahoma Global Motors, the American side of a joint-venture determined to manufacture MG cars in the US, will continue with its plans despite the resignation of its CEO. Automotive News reports that Duke Hale has quit from his post as CEO along with two other top managers, but key investor Marc...

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